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Hundreds- including many prominent faces join BJP in Anantnag

‘Mahila Congress President Anantnag also joins with dozens of women’
‘Kaul asked them to gear up for upcoming Panchayati Elections’
Hundreds of workers belonging to National Conference, Congress, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other socio- political organizations joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a mammoth gathering at party’s office in Anantnag, on Thursday.
The joining function was organized by BJP District President, Anantnag, Rafiq Ahmad Wani at party office, in which prominent faces like Ghulam Mohammad Malik, Fareed Ahmad, Ishfaq Ahmad Bhat, Mushtaq Ahmad and Shokey Jan- Mahila Congress President Anantnag also joined with their supporters.
The new joining was garlanded by BJP State General Secretary (Org), Ashok Kaul in presence of other senior party leaders.
While welcoming these people into the party fold, Kaul told the gathering that the state was marred by corruption, nepotism and family rule, because of which people have been suffering. “People have realized that BJP is the only party caring for people, while as others only looted their aspirations,” Kaul said the massive gathering, adding, join hands with the BJP to ensure welfare of general public in every corner of the state.
He also appealed the workers to participate en masse in upcoming Panchayati Elections and represent the local members for better governance.
Kaul also made it clear that BJP has only two agendas in Kashmir, which is development and good governance. “At the time of joining hands with ideologically apart PDP we decided to form the government with the purpose of good governance, development and welfare of people. BJP is dedicated to fulfill the promise of people and commitment for development, and dozens of schemes are introduced in the state for the benefit of general public,” Kaul said, adding, even PM Narendra Modi in Srinagar has promised that not only Indian treasures, but hearts are open for people.
Citing evidence of corruption in JK in previous government, Kaul said the former Dy CM of Congress party’s PRO was arrested on corruption charges and currency was seized in bags from his possession.
Kaul further said, BJP- PDP government has identified 61, 000 people working as casual and daily wagers engaged by previous regime and is committed for their regularization. “We don’t want to cheat our youth on the name of government jobs, thus, we decided not to engage any need based or casual laborer,” Kaul said.
He also said the development projects have been delayed due to prevailing situation and that was why we some major projects like Jahangir Chowk Rambag flyover has delayed. “We have cleared the Rs 9000 crore liability of previous rulers,” he said.
Appealing people to take benefits from the government sponsored schemes; Kaul asked people take advantage of these schemes. “We have Pt Deen Dayal Upaday Development scheme for the development of rural areas. Contractors are not ready to take work in rural areas , and we appealed Dy CM to start the scheme on government level,” he added.
Present on the occasion were: District President Kulgam, Ghulam Nabi Dar; Protocol Incharge, Arif Raja; District Press Secretary, Pinka Malik and senior party workers.